Scheduled Oil Sampling Services
S•O•SSM Fluid Analysis is one of the fastest, most accurate, most reliable ways to see what’s going on inside your Caterpillar engines and machines. It consists of a battery of sophisticated tests that can pinpoint trouble early, so you can avoid unplanned repairs and catastrophic failures. For maximum protection you need scheduled oil sampling for all major oil-lubricated systems (engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems and final drives), and scheduled coolant sampling for your cooling systems. Click Here to go to the online S.O.S Fluid Analysis page.
The high costs of doing business these days make maintenance more important than ever before. Owners want to keep equipment running efficiently and productively. Unplanned repairs, early replacement and costly downtime must be avoided. Click Here to view Louisiana Cat’s S.O.S. brochure
Planned Indicators Description
S.O.S Services – S.O.S Services provide the best insight into internal final drive wear and potential failure.
Service Meter Hours – Our dealers use service meter hours as a repair indicator.
Operator Discussion – Talking with your machine’s operator can reveal many potential final drive problems.
Problem Indicators, Possible Causes, and Options
Brake Slippage – Caused by worn plates and discs, wrong oil used, linkage out of adjustment, incorrect pressure settings, and/or low fluid level. Options include: Technical Analysis Inspection, Repair Determination Inspection, and/or Customer/Dealer Discussion.
Unusual Noises – Caused by worn gears/bearings, dirt entry, and/or flow fluid level. Options include: Technical Analysis Inspection, Repair Determination Inspection, and/or Customer/Dealer Discussion.
Overheating – Caused by wrong oil used, low fluid level, and/or worn or damaged seals. Options include: Technical Analysis Inspection, Repair Determination Inspection, S.O.S Services, and/or Customer/Dealer discussion.
Debris on Magnetic Plug – Caused by dirt entry, wrong oil used, extended oil change period, disc disintegration, worn gears or bearings. Options include: S.O.S Services, Customer/Dealer Discussion.
Vibration – Caused by gear failure, sprocket failure, and/or bearing failure. Options include technical analysis inspection, repair determination inspection, S.O.S Services, and/or Customer/Dealer discussion.
Leaks – Caused by worn, hard, or cracked seals. Options include repair determination inspection, and or Customer/Dealer discussion.
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